BIHR welcomes Danish Michelin Star, Chef Jonathan Berntsen

BIHR welcomes Danish Michelin Star, Chef Jonathan Berntsen

Another remarkable event marks BIHR – HTMi’s hallmark by welcoming Michelin star Chef Jonathan K. Berntsen on campus today, 31st of January 2018 in association with The Capital Club Bahrain.

 Chef Jonathan came to inspire our Swiss International Hotel and Tourism Management students by delivering a keynote session on his passion on food and wine pairings; and how he gained his international title as the youngest Michelin Star Chef in Europe.

Our students are delighted with Chef Jonathan’s words, he quoted that, “In order to be a chef and to succeed with your goal, you have to sacrifice and do a lot of hard work”. I started cooking in the streets in Thailand, to achieve authentic Thai food flavor, I do not have waiters and staff in my restaurant, I cook, I serve and I clean, in order to save my costs and turn my dreams into reality. The most important key to success is to see how happy your guests are and to see them coming again and again”, he added.

 The Capital Club is hosting a week long training on The Etiquette of Culinary Arts for our young students as part of their continued partnership with BIHR – HTMi. Mr. Hatim Dadabai, Managing Director commented that, “BIHR continuously aims at providing a high quality hospitality and tourism management education with international standards in the pursuit of supporting and motivating the Bahrainis to meet the growing needs of the hospitality sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain”.

 Mr. Ali Sulaibeekh, BIHR – HTMi Director said, “BIHR is strongly supported by Tamkeen and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to support the young Bahraini School drop outs and fresh graduates to join the growing hospitality sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain”.

Nigel Viegas, Executive Director commented that, “This visit is an onset for motivating our Bahraini nationals to be more active and shaped as leaders that are ready to face the ever growing global challenges in the world of hospitality. We encourage the youth to join our programs that are accredited from Switzerland”.


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